years ago, there used to be a radio program, “the world of tomorrow” run by a bellicose man, Herbert W. Armstrong. He used to preach, “America, listen up! nobody else is going to give you the truth except me!”
Everything he preached is Messianic Judaism to the core.
Except the key issue of, the Lord Jesus Christ would come for all of them while Armstrong was alive. And Armstrong died in the 90’s.
There were three men, highly placed in Armstrong’s worldwide church of God. One of them was Joseph Tkach. He began to read his Bible after Armstrong died, and found that to his surprise… the Bible did not back up his claims.
There was another man at the Church of God who was doing the same. The two began to talk, at first talking in hints, before realizing they’d come to the same opinion at the same time. And they began sharing notes.
Then they got together with the current president of the Worldwide Church of God… Tkach’s father. And they presented everything they’d been learning. Tkach senior agreed to sit with them and examine every one of Armstrong’s teachings.
Then the following Sabbath, presented them to the congregations worldwide, televised.
it split their church. Worldwide Church of God fragmented, now only a third of what it was. And they did it because it was the truth.
The majority of people do not want the truth. The truth is inconvenient, ugly. The truth says to Jew and Gentile alike, that we are sinners deserving of hell. That we cannot earn our salvation. Any mention of law keeping is put aside after you read Eph. 2:-9
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
If it’s a GIFT, it’s DONE!!!
Tkach did something most Messianic Rabbi’s are afraid to do. And that’s publicly announce that their doctrine was wrong. Cultic.
If Worldwide Church of God (Armstrong) was a cult… .then Messianic Judaism, who teaches the same thing is the same thing. a cult.
You need to get out of it, pronto.
I bring up Tkach because men in a law keeping, sabbath keeping cult read their Bibles, determined to follow the truth no matter where it led.
I’ve yet to see a Messianic Rabbi do that.